Forget about the profession of being a photographer. First be a photographer and maybe the profession will come after. Don’t be in a rush to make pay your rent with your camera. Jimi Hendrix didn’t decide on the career of professional musician before he learned to play guitar. No, he loved music and and created something beautiful and that THEN became a profession. Larry Towell, for instance, was not a “professional” photographer until he was already a “famous” photographer. Make the pictures you feel compelled to make and perhaps that will lead to a career. But if you try to make the career first, you will just make shitty pictures that you don’t care about.

 

Christopher Anderson

Glasshouse Rocks backlit by the sunrise.

Far South Coast Road Trip

It’s the winter school holidays here and my family and I decided to take a bit of time-out in one of our neighbouring regions. I’ve explored a fair bit of Far South Coast NSW, but only on day trips and it’s of course a lot easier to photograph sunrises and …

The Milky Way over Bioluminescent plankton in Jervis Bay

The Great Photo Competition Swindle

The hobby of photography  has rarely been more popular than it is right now. Thanks to the digital camera and, more recently, to the smartphone, more and more people are taking more and more photographs. The snapshot’s never been more popular either, but that’s not what’s under discussion here – …